Visa and Consular Services - Types of Visas


Family members of recognized Syrian refugees may submit their applications for family reunion at the German Missions in the neighboring countries of Syria.

Syrian nationals can only apply for family reunion to a recognized Syrian refugee at a German Mission in India if they have been residing in India for at least six months.

For further information, click on the link below:

Webportal on family reunion for Syrian refugees

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai can only accept visa applications of persons residing in the states of  Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh as well as the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Schengen Visa

A Schengen Visa entitles the Schengen visa holder to visit Germany and/or the other Schengen countries for a total of up to 90 days within a period of 6 months from the date of issue.

The German Missions in India have started outsourcing the handling of SCHENGEN visa applications to VFS Global. Now, every client will have the option to submit his/her visa application at a nearby Visa Application Centre.

Have Questions regarding Schengen Visa? You could call the VFS Schengen Visa Hotline at 022-67866013.


Notice for Overseas Medical Insurance

In wake of the recent cases of bogus insurance policies being submitted to the Visa department along with the visa applications, we request you to kindly read the notice attached below:


German National Visas

If you plan to live and work or study in Germany for a period of more than 90 days, you will need a German national visa. Please note that for German National Visas, a personal interview at your German Mission is mandatory.

Applicants can book an appointment for National (Long Term) Visa interviews through the VFS Helpline: 022-67866013 or by writing an e-mail at vfshelpline%27%com,infowest%27%germanin

Please Note: Every National-Visa applicant may book ONLY ONE appointment with the VFS. Multiple booking of appointments will NOT be accepted by the German Consulate in Mumbai. In case of multiple bookings for one person, the applicant will lose both/all bookings, and will have to re-apply with the VFS for a later appointment.

Student Visa

Dear Students...

Student applicants that have been allotted visa interview slots for October 2017 are requested to contact their universitites for later enrollments in the semester, and include the subsequent confirmations to their applications to avoid unnecessary delay in the visa application process.

It´s great that there are so many young and ambitious people wanting to study in Germany! However, our waiting lists are long and our capacities for now not equally high. Therefore, we shall ask you to accept the slots being offered to you by our service provider VFS. More so: Please make use of your appointments. If you are unable to attend your interview, please inform VFS 48-hours prior so that slots can be passed on to another applicant on the waiting list.
Thank you for your co-operation. We hope to see you soon.

Do not be Victimised

Do not be Victimised!

It has been brought to our notice that some local agents and student counsellors are charging exorbitant sums of money to schedule visa appointments. The fact of the matter, however, is that ALL visa appoinments are handled ONLY by VFS and at NO COST! We request you to not fall prey to tactics of any person or agency claiming that they can arrange a student-visa interview slot for you at the German Consulate Mumbai. They can't! Also, please refrain from giving out personal details such as passport number, date of birth, etc. to any third party. We request you all to be vigilant in important matters such as these. Thank you!


Signature Attestation for Student Visa

Please Note: Signature attestation for students, intending to open a BLOCKED ACCOUNT, will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Read more:



... refrain from carrying big or heavy bags or pieces of luggage to the Visa section. Due to security reasons they cannot be brought inside the waiting area.

Appointment for visa application


Applications at the visa section are accepted only with prior appointment.


VFS Global: 022-67866013

or through our website(check under the dedicated section).

Long Term (National) Visa: Only through VFS Global: 022-67866013

Contact the visa section

Telephone service of the visa section (information only):

+91 22 2283 0301 / 2283 9834-35

Mon to Thurs 14:00-15:00 hrs (India)
(Summer CET + 31/2 hrs, Winter CET + 41/2 hrs)

Kindly note that all visa inquiries must be directed to the below-mentioned e-mail address. Please do not use the contact form for visa inquiries.

Email: mumb%27%diplo%27%de,visa  

Kindly note that only inquiries regarding existing applications will be accepted. For general information, please visit our website.

Schengen-wide Visa Information System (VIS)

VIS Biometrie

Important notice:

Starting November 2nd 2015, the Schengen-wide Visa Information System (VIS) will be implemented for India and Bhutan. For more information, click on the links below:

Schengen Area


Germany, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

Email Keyboard

Please note:

Our office is committed to responding to your e-mails. Hence, we would request you to ensure that you have explored all existing information on our website before sending us an e-mail inquiry. Only inquiries incase of applications where the processing time takes longer than expected (especially long-term visa e.g. Family re-union visas, if they require more than 12 weeks have passed) or inquiries for which information is not available online will receive a reply.

Are you carrying €10,000 or more in cash?

Bargeld Euro

Are you carrying €10,000 or more in cash on your travel to or from an EU-Nation? If yes, then you are obliged to declare it. Click to read more: